A cocker spaniel named Bonnie who got st-olen six years ago was reunited with her family after being found 200 miles away.
The emotional footage shows Simon Hall, 50, and his wife Caroline, 48, seeing again their beloved pooch Bonnie after they had given up hope of seeing her again.
Bonnie was st-olen in May 2014 and the pair from Durham, said they had been checking all the lost dog sites up until two years ago.
On Thursday, November 19 the couple was delighted to receive a call from a dog warden informing them Bonnie was found 200 miles from home in Norfolk-just the day before its 10th birthday.
Mrs. Hall said: ‘We just can’t believe it. It was only a couple of years ago that I gave up up hope but I was still checking all the lost dog sites. ‘It’s all a bit surreal.
‘I’d prepared myself for the fact she might look in a bad way but actually, she’s looking quite well. I know the vets have taken wonderful care of her.’ It’s thought Bonnie was st-olen to bre-ed, and Terrington St John Veterinary Centre, where she underwent a hysterectomy yesterday, believes the most recent l!tter was within the last two months. She added: ‘We’ll now take her back home and introduce her to our other dog, Jessie, and just have a quiet night in front of the f!re.
‘I think her birthday will be a quiet one too.’Mr. Hall said: ‘Gosh knows what she’s been through. It doesn’t bear thinking about but at least we can get her back for a few more years and give her a bit of love and care and attention.’Fenland District Council dog warden Caroline Trigg, who also runs Ravenswood Pet Re-scue at Walton Highway, was delighted to be able to reunite the Halls with Bonnie.
‘With missing dogs, sometimes they go in the morning and are back in the afternoon – or a couple of days at most.I’ve never known a dog to have been gone this long before.’I think Bonnie’s had a hard time with the bre-eding side. Someone has made a lot of money out of her, which is very sad.’And she has clearly never been to a vet’s over those six-and-a-half years or her chip would have been read. ‘But being able to get her back to her loving home is wonderful – just the good news we need this year.’The family added that it was lucky that Bonnie had been microchipped, as without that they may never have been reunited.
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